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I forget why I eat and I forget because I eat

Metabolic health also requires a good memory. A study coordinated by the Institute of biomolecular chemistry of the Cnr describes a functional alteration of the neuronal circuit that regulates episodic memory in a mouse model of obese subjects. This circuit links neurogenesis during obesity and can influence decision-making processes, including those related to food choices, from an early age. The study is published in Nature Communications

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Extra-Eu27 imports of olive oil

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Olive oil stocked in Italy. Update of 31 October 2021

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers, which at 31 October 2021 are almost 23,000. Olive oils: 194,741 tons in stocks. Compared to 30 September 2021 an 7.5% decrease was recorded (210,595 tons). Stocks are 22.7% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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International Symposium on olive oil & health

The the third international Yale symposium and IV congress of olive oil and health will turn Jaén into a world benchmark in research on the olive sector. The Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Oil Council will follow and disseminate the results of the work of these international events

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 30 September 2021

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers, which at 30 Sptember 2021 are almost 23,000. Olive oils: 210,595 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 July 2021 an 20.6% decrease was recorded (265,391 tons). Stocks are 19.1% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 31 July 2021

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 31 July 2021 are almost 23,000. Olive oils: 265,391 tons in stocks. Compared to 30 June 2021 an 9.8% decrease was recorded (294,357 tons). Stocks are 10.8% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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The winners of the Milan International Olive Oil Award 2021

The final results in a list classified by absolute winners according to each of the six reference juries (Onaoo tasters, Ais sommeliers, Large-scale and Retail chain buyers Decò Italia, Horeca channel chefs and restaurateurs, journalists, consumers) with the list of extra virgin olive oils awarded with platinum, gold, silver and bronze cups, classified according to the different categories of fruitiness

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 30 June 2021

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 30 June 2021 are almost 23,000. Olive oils: 294,357 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 May 2021 an 8.1% decrease was recorded (320,432 tons). Stocks are 7.5% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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Which extra virgin olive oils are the top rated by the juries of the Milan International Olive Oil Award 2021

At the MIOOA competition the oils were evaluated by six different juries. Here is the list of the extra virgin oils that were the top picks (and therefore the most voted) by juries represented by Onaoo tasters, Ais sommeliers, chefs and restaurateurs for the Horeca channel, retail-chain buyers, journalists and consumers

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The Front-of-Pack-Labeling "Nutriscore" system? Misleads consumers and penalises extra virgin olive oil

The EAC, the Association of Cretan Exporters, is taking the field and strongly disapproving. The algorithm, which assesses only part of each nutritional profile, does not actually consider the overall quality of each food or ingredient. A striking example of this misleading mechanism? Extra virgin olive oil, a natural food with a scientifically proven high health value, falls into category 'C', while processed foods and soft drinks paradoxically appear healthier, falling into a higher category ('B' or even 'A')

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 31 May 2021

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 31 May 2021 are 22,956. Olive oils: 320,432 tons in stocks. Compared to 30 April 2021 a 7.5% decrease was recorded (346,462 tons). Stocks are 5.3% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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Jellyfish, a sustainable seafood?

The Institute of Sciences of Food Production of the National Research Council of Italy and Cnr Edizioni released the book European Jellyfish Cookbook - New perspectives on marine food resources: researchers and international chefs will both lead public towards a new perception of these fascinating creatures as a possible new food resource

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 30 April 2021

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 30 April 2021 are 22,956. Olive oils: 346,462 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 March 2021 a 5.4% decrease was recorded (366,284 tons). Stocks are 2.7% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year.

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Lisbon hosts scientific meeting on integrated protection of olive crops

The 9th IOBC-WPRS Meeting on Integrated Protection of Olive Crops will be held in Lisbon, from 26thto 29thOctober 2021, at Instituto Superior de Agronomia from Lisbon University. International researchers choose Portugal – the 4th European olive oil producer and the 8th in the world - to present worldwide the latest scientific advances on integrated protection ofolive cropsagainst pests, diseases and weeds

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The last day, but not the least, to join the Milan International Olive Oil Award competition

Most of the samples received so far have been sent to Imperia. Other oils that are arriving in these hours will also be sent. The panel group of ONAOO professional tasters will make the selection of the extra virgins. The selected oils will afterward be evaluated by a series of hand-picked juries. April 20th is the final date, but it is not the final date for the producers of the southern hemisphere, who have time until July 15th, 2021

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 28 March 2021

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 31 March 2021 are 22,956. Olive oils: 366,284 tons in stocks. Compared to 28 February 2021 a 0.5% increase was recorded (364,466 tons). Stocks are slightly lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (- 1,3%).

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There is time until April 20 to send the olive oils for the Milan International Olive Oil Award competition

Exceptionally, given the bad international situation related to the Covid emergency, with the couriers burdened by the huge flow of shipments, the organizing comitee of MIOOA has decided to extend the deadline for participating in the second edition of MIOOA contest. New deadline for delivery of the olive oils to Milan is mandatory

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 28 February 2021

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 28 February 2021 are 22,956. Olive oils: 364,466 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 January 2021 a 4.5% increase was recorded (348,707 tons). Stocks are slightly lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (- 3,9%)

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Why participate in the MIOOA 2021 extra virgin olive oil quality competition?

There are at least 5 good reasons to participate in the Milan International Olive Oil Award, find out what they are!

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What you can read in the issue 12 of the OOF International Magazine

We present you The Index, in detail. The paper version of the magazine edited by Olio Officina and published in Italian and English, is also available in a browsable digital version. A monographic issue entirely dedicated to women and olive oil: the feminine side of olive oil

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HAVE YOU PRODUCED THE BEST OLIVE OIL IN THE WORLD? REGISTER NOW FOR THE MILAN INTERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL AWARD AND BE INCLUDED IN THE GUIDE TO THE TO THE WORLD’S FINEST OLIVE OILS

The deadline for sending oil samples is 31 March 2021. MIOOA is a selection of the world's finest olive oils carried out by the famous and the world’s oldest tasting school, ONAOO, based in the Ligurian city of Imperia. The ONAOO tasters, led by the panel leader, will carry out a pre-selection of the olive oils, thus identifying the various samples that will be admitted to the final and which will accordingly be assessed by a series of hand-picked juries selected on the basis of the groups they belong to, such as: buyers, chefs, restaurateurs, journalists, sommeliers and consumers. In order to take part in the competition, follow the instructions in the regulation and fill in the application forms.

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 31 January 2021

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 31 January 2021 numbered 20,626. Olive oils: 348,707 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 December 2021 a 3.7% increase was recorded (336,404 tons). Stocks are slightly lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (- 4,0%)

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"Piano Green", start-up for smart agriculture solution, is born

Thanks to the collaboration between Santagata 1907 and Fos Greentech, “Piano Green” is born, a start-up for smart agriculture solutions. The Newco will focus on the marketing of the “Microcosmo” system and the “Eye-Trap” smart traps

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Here are the winners of the 2021 Le Forme dell’Olio Award

After a careful evaluation work, the results of the eighth edition of the packaging and design competition reserved for olive oils, now in its eighth edition, are available. And the competition dedicated to vinegars, in its third edition, has its winners too. The jury also awarded the Designer of the Year

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 31 December 2020

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 31 December 2020 numbered 20,626. Olive oils: 336,404 tons in stocks. Compared to 30 November 2020 a 14.9% increase was recorded (292,797 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+12,4%)

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The second edition of Milan International Olive Oil Award

The World's Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils in competition. All the best oils from all the continents can compete. The deadline for delivery of oils is 31 march 2021. You can download the regulation and the relative forms to participate

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Olive oil stocked in Italy. Update of 30 November 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 30 November 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 292,797 tons in stocks. Compared to 4 November 2020 a 14.4% increase was recorded (256,053 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+33,8%)

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Olive oil stocked In Italy. Update of 4 November 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 4 November 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 256,053 tons in stocks. Compared to 28 October 2020 a 1.6% increase was recorded (252,049 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+49,8%)

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Don't miss the chance to be part of the olive oils and vinegars with the best packaging and design!

Vegetables preserved in olive oil, pickles and cosmetic products can also participate. Enter the contest and become the protagonist of packaging solutions

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